Associations and Organizations
Graduate Business Student Association
The GBSA is a student-run, professional and social organization. All graduate business students become members once enrolled in the MBA Program and are encouraged to attend meetings and events. The GBSA organizes presentations by executives from the business community on topics of interest to graduate students, and sponsors numerous social events and activities. Visit the the GBSA Web site for more information.
Asian Business Club
The mission of the University of Miami Asian Business Club is to provide a forum for members and the Business School to develop and share their understanding and interests of business in Asia, to help members develop a network of individuals that has a presence in Asia, and to provide career opportunities in the Asia and among Asian companies.
The Asian Business Club will provide information to students interested in learning more about legal, political, and cultural restrictions on working, investing, and starting a business in Asia, and will provide students with exposure to individuals and information that will increase their ability of having a successful experience. In addition, this club is an excellent resource for MBA students interested in learning more about the differences in the Asian markets, the potential areas of growth, and the investment and employment opportunities that are available.
The Association’s main purpose is to provide a forum for MBA students to interact with each other, investment companies, and real world entrepreneurs in order to facilitate new business ideas and increase entrepreneurial activity within the University of Miami’s MBA student body. The Association’s members attend several events throughout the year related to entrepreneurship, early-stage business growth, and related financing. The Association also hosts and co-sponsors several similar events on the University of Miami’s campus throughout the school year. These events are meant not only to help students network with Florida’s entrepreneurial community and learn from their experiences, but also to provide our visitors with an opportunity to make new business contacts with other visiting businesses and our students.
The Finance Association organizes activities to assist members in evaluating careers in finance and identifying current career opportunities, The goal is to extend the practical finance education with job-specific knowledge and connect members with alumni and other finance professionals. The Association strives to improve members' understanding of investment management, to help develop practical skills and strategies useful in portfolio management, to provide guidance as students begin their career paths, and to improve access to career opportunities. The Association’s success is attributed to its contacts with leaders from all segments of the finance community, a close relationship with the Ziff Career Services Office and an extensive and active alumni network.
The International Business Association brings together international students and American students interested in pursing a career abroad or in a multi-national company environment. The International Business Association aims to provide MBA's with an opportunity to explore this exciting environment, and network with companies that have strong connections abroad. We also intend to develop networking relationships between UM and local chambers of commerce.
Latin American Association
The main purpose of the Latin American Association is to assist students interested in the region in reaching their professional and academic goals. The Association will also promote the Latin American culture to the UM Business School community, contribute continued communication with Alumni, Latin American leaders and Association members, and seek opportunities to develop community service and volunteer programs for members in Latin America or related to Latin America.
The Marketing Association is an organization that brings students with an interest in marketing together. Our goal is to create knowledge of the vast size of the field so students can obtain a better grasp on where they want to specialize. We will do this through different networking events and forums based on industries that members of the Association have expressed interest. We want to be a tool that helps them further their future careers. The Marketing Association also works with the University Of Miami American Marketing Association Chapter, which gives members more opportunities to network with local professionals and attend conferences to see what other students in the state are doing as well as meet other professionals from around the United States. This is also an organization in which students can give back when they join the workforce by staying an active member and helping future MBA’s.
The Management Consulting Association's mission is to inform students about the possibilities within the field of consulting. Consultants work in areas of finance, marketing, CIS, IT, general management and most other business disciplines. This "wide variety" creates job opportunities with many majors. The Management Consulting Association hosts numerous companies throughout the year, generally in a panel discussion format followed by time for questions and answers. Companies that have attended events in the past include McKinsey & Company, A.T. Kearney, Ryder, and Accenture. These events provide students with the opportunity to find out more about consulting and are an excellent opportunity to network.
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity issues are among the most challenging decisions facing the business world today. OutSmart aims to provide a safe and supportive networking vehicle for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBT) students and for all of our allies here in the University of Miami, MBA program. We are dedicated to fostering authenticity, inclusion and visibility throughout our educational, professional and social careers. We help to educate and understand workplace diversity concerns as they relate to our personal career objectives. Our group provides strong ties to the greater school, local and national professional LGBT communities. Membership is open to all candidates in any MBA program and for all faculty and staff. Members do not have to be “out” to join and we encourage intellectual discussions in social atmospheres. For more information, please email email@example.com
Our vision is to serve as a learning tool and a point of contact with key players in the real estate industry. Our goal is to raise awareness of the strong real estate potential in the region and stimulate MBA students to experiment and engage into the industry. Specifically, we are working on bringing real estate developers and financiers to give insights on complex investment tools within in the industry ( e.g. mortgage-backed securities). We are also developing a simulated real estate portfolio in collaboration with the Investment Association and through on-site visits.
Society of Healthcare Leaders (SOHL)
The Society of Healthcare Leaders is comprised of MBA and MD students who are interested in networking and accelerating their advancement towards a healthcare related career. SOHL is well-connected in the local medical community due to the contributions of its members and the cooperation of the University of Miami’s prestigious medical school. The organization is focused on providing an engaging educational experience for UM students. The organization is currently focused on pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, hospital administration, healthcare information systems, economic trends in healthcare, and healthcare related consulting.
Women’s MBA ClubThe mission of the Women's MBA Club is to provide a forum for women with a strong professional drive to discuss the various aspects of interacting in a highly competitive professional environment. The club will also focus on raising the awareness of men and women regarding the issues faced in cross-gender working environments spotlighting fellowship, leadership, and methods to improve working environments, and especially how to understand varying points of view.
The Women's MBA Club will host successful professionals with expertise on relevant topics such as effective networking and cross-gender management and plans to bring case studies to encourage discussion and develop unique management skills as a group, similar to the process in management classes.